Senior Summit provides LCHS seniors career and higher ed insights
By Jon Jukes


Posted on December 21, 2019 6:04 PM



In an effort to provide an education that better prepares students for life after high school, Logan County High School engages seniors in a yearlong plan of study that addresses many of the challenges they might face following graduation. The plan provides students with opportunities to learn more about their unique fields of interest and a chance to develop skills and materials that will aid them in their future endeavors.

 

As a part of this plan, seniors recently participated in a daylong event that served as one of the program’s culminating activities. The event--titled Senior Summit--welcomed community representatives from a variety of professions and institutions.

During the day, participants attended seven small group sessions. In one session, students met with representatives of vocations they had previously identified as careers they planned to pursue. Students were next given an opportunity to meet with representatives from other areas of interests. Presenters provided information concerning their respective fields along with the demands and unique qualifications one would need to attain a career in that field.

The remaining five sessions involved the Junior Achievement Workshop, which concerned Work Ready and Soft Skills. Subjects included getting hired, communication skills, creating a personal brand, interviewing for a job, and workplace writing— skills and information that transcend occupations and are useful and often necessary to succeed in life in general.

Additionally, students had opportunities to meet with representatives from Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, Murray State University, SKYCTC, and Hopkinsville Community College. During these sessions, they had the chance to discuss financial aid as well as other issues a potential college freshman might have.

LCHS appreciates the help from the following listed local business leaders involved in the sessions:  Kamarr Richee, Brian White, Charles Miles, Melissa Bouldin, Abby Phillips and Joe Harbaugh--  collectively representing Junior Achievement;  KHEAA: It’s Money Baby! John Bergman--  KHEAA; Nichole Miller-- LCHS; Morgan Gossett--WKU; Addi Hernandez-- SKYCTC; Grace Thompson-- UK; Hannah Huckeby—Murray State University; Jeremy Calico-- HCC; Tara Roscoe-- HopFame; Danny Harris—Finance Officer, LC Board; Lee Ann Smith—Hutson A; Kristina Arnold, Guy Jordan, Joon Sung--  WKU Art Department; Chris McGinnis--  WRUS; Michael Stephenson--  WSM Radio; Jalee Page--  Logan Aluminum; Zach Hill-- Cates Construction; Debi Taylor--  PJ College; Paul Mullins— LC Superintendent; Kevin Cardwell & Chris Blick-- Pennyrile Rural Electric; Scott Celsor--  Russellville Fire Department; Keith Batchelor—Edward Jones Financial Advisors; Todd Holder; Jason Hayes-- LCHS; Ami Brooks—Ami Brooks Law, PLLC; Sylvia Warren; Anthony Holt—U.S. Army; Will McCormick—Price Funeral Home; Kathy Givens; Meagan Ferguson--photographer; Ashlee Vega and Intern via Susan Evans-- Cabinet for Family Resources, Russellville; Tate Hancock—LC Speech Pathologist; and Israel Vargas—LC ESL instructor.




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